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MOH: Two Indian Sisters Coming from China Quarantined
06 February 2020

​According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the tow Indian sisters who came to the Kingdom through King Fahad International Airport, Dammam, have been isolated and currently under observation. It said that the siblings left China on January 12 for their country, India, where they stayed 21 days, which is more than the incubation period of the virus, without showing any symptoms of sickness. They have not visited Wuhan during their stay in China.  ​

MOH added that their entry into the Kingdom, which was recorded on February 3, is legal after staying outside China for more than 15 days, and in view of the fact that the Kingdom has banned the entry of those coming from China since 15 days ago. MOH confirmed that the epidemiological isolation team headed to the family home of the sisters immediately after their arrival and took samples for laboratory tests, pending results. 

MOH reassured that such cases are not a cause for concern, as the incubation period for the virus ended before entering the Kingdom. They have not shown any pathological signs of the disease, nevertheless, the necessary precautions were taken.

Last Update : 09 February 2020 10:15 AM
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